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Multilingual education

24 October 2011
Indigenous school children, APC, Bendum, Philippines. Photo Credit: APC

Pedro Walpole, SJ In a global world, 329 million speak Spanish, 328 million speak English, and around 1.2 billion speak Chinese languages (Source – Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 2009).  For Asia at least, English is the way to go.  India and Philippines are ahead as they learned English from colonial times and in...
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Sustainable wood carving at the Center of the Dove, Cambodia

17 June 2011
Sustainable wood carving at Banteay Prieb

Pedro Walpole, SJ For the past 15 years, Chum Som On has been working in Banteay Prieb (Center of the Dove), a training facility administered by Jesuits for people with disabilities from all around the country and located outside Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Som On started the carving program of Banteay Prieb, which now...
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Measuring first what we must manage, the learning process for the Lower Mekong

16 May 2011
Proposed Xayaburi dam site in Laos.  Photo credits: http://www.internationalrivers.org/

Pedro Walpole, SJ “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” is an old management adage attributed to management guru Peter Drucker (19 November 1909-11 November 2005). This dictum can very well apply to natural resource management, and perhaps one of the best illustrations of this in modern times is the current situation...
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How the middle income choose to consume is decisive for our ecology

17 March 2011
2011_03_Editorial_Global consumption_Source-World Bank 2008

Pedro Walpole, SJ Consumption is not driven by the world’s population growth but by the availability of energy. Energy availability and consumption of a growing middle income level, which hardly existed 50 years ago, needs to be studied not just by marketing analysts, but by social analysts around the world for scenarios of where...
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Western Pacific heading for rough weather and increased landslide risk

15 August 2010
Satellite image of Typhoon Morakot (Typhoon Kiko in the Philippines), August 2009

Last 22-25 June 2010, nearly a thousand scientists gathered at the Taipei International Conference Center to discuss the current understanding about the factors that induce such extreme events. Recent findings from the work of around 4,000 scholars were presented at the Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting (http://www.agu.org/meetings/wp10/) in Taipei in the desire to understand...
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